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no longer hailed as a hero? >>> good morning, everyone, as we come on the air, more breaking news. the u.s. on high alert right now over a possible war escalating in the middle east. overnight, three israelis killed by rockets from the gaza strip. israeli warplanes are hitting dozens of sites in the gaza. all of that follows a dramatic assassination. this is still escalating at this hour. you see the assassination right there. this could be dangerous. >>> another story we're following closer to home, how did a woman steal $50 million to fuel her passion for racehorses? and how did she finally get caught? we'll explain it all. >>> and it was a routine cheerleading stunt gone horribly wrong at an nba game. now, new details on -- >> no, no, no. >> -- a cheerleader's condition. >> oh! >> and people are asking now, is this sport just too dangerous? >> lots of injuries. >>> but first, let's get right to the cia sex scandal and the breaking news overnight about the veteran fbi agent who took the first investigative steps that could lead to the downfall of cia director david petraeus. brian ross h
with the justice department, bp would admit to criminal misconduct and pay what could be the largest penalty in u.s. history, in the billions of dollars. in exchange, the company would be exempt from prosecution. >>> and the end of twinkies could be just hours away. now, everybody, hugs after the show. maker of the snack cakes, as well as wonder bread, as given its striking workers an ultimatum. return to work by 5:00 p.m. today or it will start liquidating the company in bankruptcy court. some 18,000 jobs and the happiness of millions is at stake. >>> finally, a boys' football team in oklahoma just turned the field into a field of dreams for their coach's son. 9-year-old jason smith jr., football fanatic. but he's in a wheelchair because of muscular dystrophy. so, a referee came up with an idea. the other team said okay. put a helmet on jason and push him down the field. >> that's great. >> into the end zone. so, he could score his very first touchdown. thankfully dad, as you can see, rolling somewhat excited on the entire time with his cell phone. congratulations to you, jason. touchdown. >> good
, it looks like. thanks so much. >>> so, was the holiday weekend, the boost that the u.s. economy needed. abc's bianna golodryga is here. >>> good morning, it's not just the thrill of finding a great deal. take a look at this. consumer spending makes up 70% of the u.s. economy and 40% of that will happen in just these two months, november and december. so how did we fare over the past two days? not too shabby. $59 million spent. the average american in the past four days spent some $423. interesting to note, though, that black friday sales were actually down nearly 28% this year compared to last year. why? well, i guess a lot of people excused themselves thursday night from thanksgiving dinner, went out to the stores shopping. overall, we're expected to see a 4.1% increase from last year. that is very good news for the u.s. economy. of course, thanksgiving came early this year. we'll see if americans continue the spreading spree up to christmas. amy? >> it's all about having more days to shop. bianna golodryga, thank you so much. >>> let's head to josh elliott with the other top stories devel
on capitol hill today to testify about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. abc's chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, is here with more on that. we're also learning more about the women at the center of this. >> reporter: as best we know general petraeus is being called to answer questions about only what went wrong when four americans died in the terrorist attack in benghazi. he is expected to talk about security videos from the consulate and surveillance video from an unmanned drone that showed events in real-time. petraeus will take the familiar walk this morning to a senate hearing room, knowing that the senators have agreed not to ask him about his extramarital affair, leaving that to others for you, including the inspector general of the cia. one question that has been answered in the case involved the so-called shirtless fbi agent, fred humphries, who started the investigation. "the seattle times" published this shirtless photo thursday. and as humphries had claimed, it appears to be more a joke than something sexually provocative. other questions to be
. >>> and the u.s. supreme court will hear a challenge to the landmark law that protects against racial discrimination at the polls. the voting rights act requires all or parts of 16 states with a history of discrimination in voting to get federal approval before changing the way they hold elections. the high court considered but did not rule on the same issue three years ago. >>> finally, good karma, if you believe in karma, for a chicago man who helped clean up after hurricane sandy. john turner and the staff of his water removal business came to new jersey. they traveled there to clean flooded homes. after a hard day of work, he bought a lottery scratchoff ticket. you see where this is going. he won 100,000 bucks. not surprisingly, he plans to donate some of that money. good deeds, rewarded by karma. >> good for him. >> ron claiborne, i hope you have good karma, as well. >>> let's get it to ginger zee and the weather. big storm in the western part of the country. >> that's right. skiers are rejoicing. i'd say that's the headline this morning, even though it did turn into more than 10
. >>> autism is estimated to affect 1 out of every 88 children born in the u.s. and now a new study says that having the fever or a flu for a week during pregnancy could at least double the chances of a child being born with autism. abc's dr. richard besser is here with us to break down the new research. dr. besser, this is a frightening headline for so many parents or would-be parents. break it down for us. >> so here's what they found. if a mother reported having flu during pregnancy, her risk of having a child with autism increased from 1% to 2%. if she reported having fever for seven days, the risk went from 1% to 3%. so while it's doubling or tripling, it's still very small. there are a number of questions about the study itself. it's called an exploratory study so it's designed to look for other things to study in more detail. they enrolled over 100,000 moms in this study in denmark. they asked them over 100 questions. they never tested them for flu. so in future studies, they're going to look to see, does this really hold up. >> in the meantime, what should a woman do if she's pre
. a new report claims the u.s. is only a few years away, now, from producing more oil than saudi arabia. the international energy agency also predicts the u.s. could become energy-independent by the year 2035. but many experts remain doubtful. >>> meanwhile, new video from the record flood in central italy. you see the river here sweeping this boat away and ripping trees from the ground. at least four people have been killed in the floods. three of them, when a bridge collapsed. rescuers in the helicopter you see there were able to pull one man to safety, after his car was swept away. >>> and four-time nascar champ jeff gordon will have to pay up for that deliberate wreck that sparked a wild brawl in phoenix over the weekend. gordon has been fined $100,000 docked 25 points, placed on probation, for slamming clint bowyer into the wall but he did in fact avoid suspension. >>> and finally, could it be true? are humans collectively getting dumber? a new study from stanford university claims that humans have been steadily losing intelligence for thousands of years because, thanks to advancem
wrong in that room? >> reporter: once again, they clashed over what rice said about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. in the days after the attack. sources in the meeting said that rice started off by acknowledging that some of what she said was not true. but she presented evidence that that came directly from the cia, everything that she said. the senators responded by accusing both her and the cia of shading it for political reasons. rice, as you can imagine, forcefully denied that. and, george, so did the acting cia director, who was with her in the meeting. the republican senators just didn't buy it. >> jon, the white house insists president obama has not made the decision to nominate ambassador rice for secretary of state. but they also say that this opposition isn't going to make any difference in that decision. >> reporter: they've been consistent in saying that. and rice herself has told people she had no idea whether or not the president will nominate her. the white house tells me she is very much the leading candidate. and hillary clinton, friends of hillary c
storm in u.s. history. some estimates say it may cost some $50 billion to rebuild. with more than 4.1 million customers still without power across a dozen states, temperatures are expected to dip into the mid to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage. while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> the feeling is, for a disaster this large, there should be an all-hands on deck feeling. and every generator, within thousands of miles, should be helping people who are without power and who are in need. and this picture from the new york post this morning, tells another story. look at the giant generators. these things are huge. and right now, they're sitting, unplugged, not being used, outside of where the new york city marathon will be in central park. and a lot of people are asking the questions that, shouldn't every generator be plugged in and giv
stations in the city are now up and running. >>> iran is accusing the u.s. navy of carrying out illegal and provocative acts in the persian gulf. in letters to the united nations, iran said the navy repeatedly violated its air space. the iranian ambassador claims u.s. jets and drones have flown over the country, disregarding radio warnings. >>> the young pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the taliban may not be going back to pakistan. 15-year-old malala yousufzai, who was shot in the head for speaking out for girls' education, could make britain her permanent home. her father is considering a job at the pakistani consulate. >>> and finally this morning, the white house is getting in the christmas spirit. first lady michelle obama and daughters, malia and sasha, received the christmas tree on friday, which arrived on a horse-drawn charge. it's from a farm in north carolina and will be displayed in the blue room. they have a head start on me. i'm notorious for putting up a tree on december 23rd. >> ours is december 26th. >> it stays up until like march. >> nice to see
% of all u.s. imports, have walked off the job, protesting the outsourcing of jobs. negotiations are set to resume today. >>> and in a diplomatic defeat for the u.s. and israel, the united nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognize palestine as a nonmember observer state. although it will not have a vote at the u.n. table, palestine celebrating its upgraded status. you can see here. it could allow palestinians to gain access to the international criminal court. and so, seek war crimes charges against israel. u.s. officials call the u.n.'s recognition a new obstacle to peace. >>> and at this hour, much of syria is now cut off from the outside world, as the bloody civil war there intensifies. internet service has been down for more than 24 hours. no planes are flying into or out of the capital, damascus. cell phone service also down. government and rebel forces blame each other for the outages. >>> finally, turns out even michael jordan can't break all the rules. a miami country club, at least attempted to show the six-time nba champion the door, banning him because he dared to wear car
of the middle east. a u.s. embassy is attacked in israel by a man wielding an ax and a knife as we said. >> that's right, it's all happening overnight. christiane amanpour had been reporting that any ground invasion by israel is at hold at this hour. that is good news because that was a big step toward escalating in the violence. >> and hillary clinton on her way there to meet with all sides. let's get right to abc's matt gutman in ramallah with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, george. anger rising in ramallah, where secretary of state clinton is to arrive later today. just 40 miles here in tel aviv, an israeli man stabbing a guard at the embassy, showing how tense things are here. an israeli man armed with an ax and a knife, stabbed a guard at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv. the guard was wounded but apparently managed to fire off a few shots. the security officers wrestling the man to the ground. secretary clinton arrives today in an effort to calm a roiling middle east, with the administration coming under fire for its apparent lack of action. >> the conversations you'
. what's wrong with this country? >> reporter: sandy is on track to be the second-costliest storm in u.s. history. some estimates say it may cost $50 billion to rebuild. with more than 4.1 million customers still without power across a dozen states, temperatures are expected to dip into the mid to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> reporter: and the generators and use of them are a real question. so many feel there should be an all-hands-on-deck feeling for a disaster this large, when they hear about generators not being used properly or sitting idle, and they see generators like this story in the "post" these are two this morning, two giant generators sitting for the new york city marathon right in the middle of central park. now, they are not being used right now. not being plugged in but when you s
visit by a u.s. president to myanmar, the tiny asian country closed off for so long, they are now celebrating freedom. also the first visit to cambodia by a u.s. president. that is happening right now. >> great to be here. myanmar formerly known as burma. >>> also happening overnight, the woman at the center of the cia sex scandal, paula broadwell, surfaces at home with her husband and two young children opinion she's released a statement that we'll hear in a few moments. >>> and a brand-new update from robin coming up. she had what she calls a tuneup last week. it's all still part of her road to recovery. we have a new picture and we'll tell what you she has to say. >> love seeing that splil right now. >>> let's get to josh with the breaking news out of the middle east. >>> israelis pounding palestinian targets in gaza overnight launching dozens of new missile strikes. the death toll also climbing at this hour. almost 100 palestinians are now dead. on the israeli side, meanwhile, powerful images as another rocket fired from gaza unleashes terror. abc's alex marquardt is in gaza c
, brought to the u.s. kids love it. 100 bucks, starting off. >> can you get back to the desk? no time to play, vargas. you logon to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! all of these deals up there. and joey fortman, we appreciate it. a special applause for the young ones with us. >> they made it. >> it's actually elizabeth's deal. >> i just took my bike helmet off. >>> switching gears here. what is it about cougars and cubs? we're not talking wildlife. we mean older women and younger men who date them. a new show "extreme cougar lives" explores women in relationships with men, young enough not to be just their sons but their grandsons. abc's nick watt takes a look. >> reporter: there were samantha's exploits on tv. stiffler's mom on the big screen. >> finch, are you trying to seduce me? >> yes, ma'am, i am. >> reporter: the modern-day mrs. robinson. and most famously, demi, in real life. so, what's life like for everyday cougars and their cubs? meet octavio. he's 28. >> are you single? >> no, i'm not. i have a girlfriend. >> reporter: and here she is, stephanie. >> hi, honey. >> hi, honey
. amazingly, this is not the biggest u.s. lottery prize ever. in march of this year, three tickets shared a megamillions jackpot of $656 million. last night, nearly 9 million ticketholders won smaller consolation prizes. if you matched 5 out of 6 winning numbers, you'll take home prizes totalling more than $130 million. and for the rest of us, there's jimmy kimmel's advice. >> the lottery is an opportunity for your dream to come true, especially if your dream is to lose a dollar. >> reporter: lottery officials are saying that when the numbers drawn are low number, in this case, all of them under 30, those are the ones that people tend to play, because they coin side with birthdays, anniversaries, things like that. and they increase the chances of more than one winner. amy? >> but not likely enough for us. all right, david, thanks so much. >>> we want to head to st. louis, missouri, home to the second winning ticket in this huge powerball jackpot. abc's alex perez is there live. alex, good morning. >> reporter: well, amy, good morning. this gas station like so many others was bustling with
brazile. there were over 31 million tweets last night. the most tweeted about event in u.s. political history. perhaps no surprise there. but almost 328,000 tweets a minute when president obama was projected to win the election. it beat those tweets by 20 million. that was the first presidential debate by obama and governor romney. and take a look at a tweet that could go down as the most retweeted in history. it was barack obama's simple accounting of history last night. four more years, with a period. that equals 16 characters. by my math, he had 124 characters left. what a picture those three words, telling so much of the story. george? >> josh, thanks very much. >>> let's go to abc's jon karl about the house and the senate. republicans are going to stay in control of the house. one of the surprises last night, democrats, firmly in control of the senate. >> reporter: basically, the bottom line here, you have a congress that's more deeply divided than the one we just had. but the senate, this is a story of missed republican misses and losses. in massachusetts, the most closely-watch
exports most of its garments to u.s. and europe. >>> three maintenance workers were injured after a fire broke out in the state department in washington, the building was briefly evacuated and then reopened. >>> some victims of hurricane sandy are being victimized once again, burglaries have skyrocketed in the area which is among the hardest hit by the storm. >>> a yacht went up in flames off the coast of miami beach saturday. they were rescued by the coast guard. the yacht was partially submerged and will be towed to shore. >>> an oregon man is lucky to be alive after crashing his truck to a guardrail. >>> finally this morning, notre dame has a chance to be national champions again, the fighting irish beat rival usc capping their first perfect regular season since 1988 and earning a title shot in 24 years. most of the guys on the team aren't even 24 years old. they're beyond excited right now. >> regis philbin is excited, too. >> alex, thanks. >>> congress gets back to business tomorrow after its week long thanksgiving holiday. at the top of its agenda resuming talks with president obam
against the united states. two iranian warplanes firing at a u.s. spy drone. the provocative act occurred over the persian gulf, saying the unarmed drone was flying in international air space and was not hit. iran has not responded to the pentagon's statement. >>> seven members of the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. team six are being disciplined this morning for disclosing classified information. the s.e.a.l.s, including one involved in the mission to capture osama bin laden, were paid consultants on a new video game. officials say the s.e.a.l.s violated rules about tactics and procedures. >>> and the bank robber known as the ak-47 bandit has apparently struck again. he was caught on camera holding up a credit union in idaho just in week. forcing employees into a safe before getting away with a bag stuffed full of cash. the fbi believes he is the same person who hit several banks earlier this year, on a run from california to washington state. in one heist, he shot and seriously wounded a police officer. a $70,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to his arrest. >>> and a show of re
. >>> and top u.s. doctors are trying to make birth control pills more accessible. the nation's largest group of ob-gyns is recommending oral contraceptives be sold over the counter, saying that benefits would outweigh any risks. however, making the pill available without a prescription or exam, could mean it would no longer be covered by health insurance. >>> and finally, quickly. some women go too far. a teen pulled a prank on her mom. and take a look. while visiting the grand canyon, she sent her mother this picture and posted it online. and from the reaction of the crew, especially the moms on the crew, she may have gone too far. >> not funny. >> no. >> that's not funny. >> america, that's my little lead balloon for you on this thanksgiving eve. >> how did she do that? >> yeah. is there a ledge behind? >> she was standing on a stair, right behind. >> she was? >> she's just taking perspective and actually turning it. it's an optical illusion. >> how did the mom take it? >> she was not happy. >> see? >> i thought it was sort of funny. >> we do think it's funny. >> thankfully this is a follo
to josh. lots of other stories this morning. >> we're going to begin with the major jolt for the u.s. economy. americans are opening their wallets and spending again. and doing so in record numbers. weekend "gma" anchor, bianna golodryga, here to explain it all. >> reporter: the numbers out this morning are eye-opening. americans spent a record $1.5 billion on cyber monday, the busiest online shopping day of the year. sales were up 28%, compared to the same day last year. and that's especially remarkable considering the record number of shoppers we saw getting an early start over the holiday weekend. amazon enjoyed what could be one of its busiest days in history. this is what it looked like inside 1 of the company's 80 order fulfillment centers. a warehouse in phoenix with miles of conveyor belts. americans are seeing the economy and the housing market slowly improving. but we have four more weeks of holiday shopping. whether the sales numbers can hold up, remains to be scene. >> cautious optimism. thank you for that, bianna. >>> here's another piece of good news for the economy thi
, possibly in violation of federal law. >>> also under investigation, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen. for right now, the white house is standing by general allen who is accused of exchanging inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite, jill kelly, the woman you see here who initiated the petraeus investigation. most of the e-mails in question show no evidence of any sexual relationship. >>> meanwhile, president obama is expected to answer questions about the scandal this afternoon. we will carry his news conference, live at 1:30 eastern here on abc. >>> meanwhile, the woman at the center of an eye-opening smalltown swindle is expected to change her plea to guilty today. prosecutors say that rita crundwell, a prominent horse breeder, stole some $53 million from the taxpayers of dixon, illinois, while she was city treasurer there, to fund her lavish lifestyle. >>> and three onboard a small plane were killed after crashing into this neighborhood in jackson, mississippi, last night. a woman inside the house that you see here burning, actually managed to jump out of the
. the u.s. has been given access to the suspect on the deadly attack on our consulate in libya. the fbi will be allowed to question the islamic militant that was detained in tunisia. not clear what role he played in the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others in benghazi. >>> more have been diagnosed with meningitis. there's 18 reported cases, bringing the total to 404. in 29 states, 19 people have died. people many are suffering from a second illness, an infection in the spine where the drug was injected. >>> and more documents from the watergate tapes could be released soon. a federal judge ruled that the materials related to the 1972 break-in at the democratic national committee headquarters in washington, d.c. must be unsealed within a month. a texas pastor has requested the documents which he says could explain the motivation behind the break-in. the watergate scandal, of course, ultimately forced president nixon to resign. >>> we know how much you love cute animals. dan, this is an alert for you. have to share this one with you. look at this. this is a rare wh
of the hearing was the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus said he knew from early on that the organized -- that organized terrorists were behind that attack. but the names of the groups suspected were not made public, to avoid tipping them off they were being pursued. >>> and a tragic accident in egypt has left dozens of children dead. at least 47 children were killed when a train collided with a bus carrying them to kindergarten. it appeared that the crossing was not closed. >>> and new information about the deadly accident involving a freight train and a parade float. the train was traveling below the speed limit. investigators were trying to determine if enough warning had been given to clear the tracks. >>> and finally, history uncovered by hurricane sandy. the storm exposed the remains of a ship wreck on the dunes of new york's fire island on long island. the wreckage is believed to be a four-masted canadian cole schooner called "the bessy white." the storm shifted the dunes more than 70 feet. how about that? >> it shows how powerful that storm really was. >>
operation as far as they're concerned. they're hoping that international diplomacy, the u.s. pressuring and working with its allies, egypt and turkey to try to pressure hamas and israel also in contact with egyptian mediators at the same time israel as we can see massing for a potential military operation if they decide to do one. we are -- it's been confirmed to me that prime minister netanyahu spoke with president obama on friday just before the president went off to asia, and they are just hoping that this does resolve itself, but the conditions are still a little far apart. israel wants to make sure that hamas never fires another rocket into this state and also that it cannot be rearmed via the western sort of side of gaza and hamas wants to make sure there are no more targeted assassinations and it wants to be able to have the siege of gaza lifted so conditions still quite far apart. >> delicate act of diplomacy. all right, christiane, we appreciate you reporting live for us this morning. thank you. >>> now let's check in with ron with a look at the other develops stories at this h
and the control of the u.s. senate is at stake. and abc's jon karl is on the other side of our election studio with that. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. the story as far as congress goes today, is control of the senate. let's look where things stand. right now, the senate has 53 democrats, 47 republicans. today, at stake is one-third of the senate. 23 of those seats are democratic seats. only ten republicans are up for re-electi re-election. that's why this should look like a good opportunity for republicans. there's a lot of targets of opportunity. i'm going to watch three races early in the night that pose big problems for republicans. the first, massachusetts. scott brown, republican that won ted kennedy's seat. >> a very tight race now. >> reporter: he is trailing badly going into against elizabeth warren. and indiana, a seat republicans have controlled for 36 years was to be safe. but richard mourdock, controversial comments on rape. and todd akin, comments about legitimate rape. >> you think claire mccaskill hangs on? >> she is leading going into election day. what does it mean if
with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. ♪ you're the obsession you're my obsession ♪ >>> all right, it's time now for "fixation", where we show you stories, images and videos that caught our attention this week. i'll begin with thisne. i have a little boy, jake, 7 months old. i found this guy on the internet. now, jake can move, but not like this dude. take a look at this. romeo elvis is his name. he takes on his dragon toy. look at him go. >> wait a second. wait a second. violent child? >> his father actually made that video. he's french canadian director. >> that's cool. >> all the wrong lessons. ron, what do you got? >>> we're going to go to the animal kingdom for a rare visit. in wisconsi
most of its garments to the u.s. and europe. >>> three maintenance workers were seriously injured after a fire broke out at the state department in washington. it started during routine maintenance. the building was briefly evacuated and then reopened. >>> some victims of superstorm sandy are being victimized once again. thieves looted at least three homes in the breezy point neighborhood over the thanksgiving weekend. burglaries have skyrocketed in the area which is among the hardest hit by the storm. >>> an 80-foot yacht went up in flames off the coast of miami beach saturday. three people jumped into the water aboard the boat and were rescued by the coast guard. the yacht was partially submerged and will be towed to submerged after the fire was put out and will be towed to shore. no one was injured. >>> an oregon man is lucky to be alive after crashing his pickup through a guard yale and dangling from a bridge. the wheels of the truck caught the rail keeping it from falling to the ground. they picked it up after an hour. he was arrested for dui. >>> finally this morning, notre dame h
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